Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester and Vanilla Ice join Adam Sandler in I Hate You, Dad
Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant
Casting for Adam Sandler’s next comedy just got interesting. Now joining the veteran comedian and Saturday Night Live alum Andy Samberg is: Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl and THE ROOMMATE), James Caan and, wait for it…Vanilla Ice, or as he will be credited in the film- Robert Van Winkle. I HATE YOU, DAD will follow a father (Sandler) who moves in with his son (Samberg) right before he gets married to his fiance (Meester), add in Caan as the bride-to-be’s dad and Vanilla Ice Robert Van Winkle as the gay wedding coordinator and you have yourself a comedy, in theory. Directing this piece of art will be John Morris and Sean Anders, the same team who brought us HOT TUB TIME MACHINE and SHE’S OUT OF MY LEAGUE. Filming will begin this summer with a slated release of June 15, 2012.
Wow, who would have thought the man that gave us “Ice, Ice Baby” would have ever gotten a job in Hollywood? I think Mr. Van Winkle should send Ryan Murphy (creator of Glee) a thank you note for putting this song in season one and making it almost cool again.